Advanced EZ TV IPTV System Enables Video Delivery Direct to Desktops and Set Top Boxes
Online PR News – 19-November-2009 – – Mountain View, California, October 28, 2009 – Optibase (NASDAQ: OBAS), a leading provider of advanced video streaming platforms, today announced that a leading cable news network has selected Optibase EZ TV advanced IPTV solution for in-house video delivery.
The EZ TV system will serve hundreds of employees in the network’s headquarters and remote sites, enabling them to view and monitor in real time and on demand the network’s internal and production channels as well as incoming feeds.
The Optibase EZ TV solution replaces the network’s legacy analog system, which delivered only a limited number of channels and required a dedicated TV monitor for each employee. With the EZ TV system, the network delivers hundreds of channels over IP set-top boxes as well as to desktops running Windows or Mac OS, with user-configurable mosaic views of up to 16 channels on a single screen. User permissions can be easily managed with Microsoft® Active Directory groups. By leveraging existing IP infrastructure and utilizing existing desktops, EZ TV will dramatically reduce the network’s day-to-day operating costs.
The EZ TV Player is a browser-based application with minimal footprint. It simultaneously displays any combination of live channels and VOD content chosen by each user. While the legacy analog system delivered only SD content, EZ TV supports multiple video formats such as HD and SD H.264 and MPEG-2. EZ TV also handles multiple audio tracks and closed caption display.
“Over the past two years, Optibase IPTV solutions have been deployed by leading networks, content originators, federal government agencies and DOD entities,” said Michael Chorpash, Vice President of Sales at Optibase Inc. “The selection of EZ TV by diverse customers with unique and stringent performance requirements attests to the versatility and technical excellence of our IPTV solutions.”